Moisturising is a valuable part of your beauty routine.
Italian women are known to spend a great amount of time each morning, massaging body butters and creams onto their skin. While some people rub moisturiser on quickly, we believe in spending an extra minute or two, gently massaging.
Rubbing can cause redness, whilst massaging can boost circulation. Our 24-7 Moisturising SPF50 and Anytime Moisturising Surge SPF20 are the perfect summer lotions. They will leave your skin soft and hydrated, all the while protecting from sun damage. Even better, they are both currently on sale.
A Mediterranean diet is fantastic for skin.
Greek’s in particular, traditionally live on a Mediterranean diet, which favours fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, oily fish, beans and olive oil. As this diet is full of omega-3 and anti-oxidants, it’s ideal for boosting your skin. We have a guide on everything to know about antioxidants, which you can read here.
Never skip skin basics.
French women are known to take immaculate care of their skin. They never skip cleansing and always remove makeup before bed. To take inspiration from them, ensure you have a good skincare regime. This means a cleanser, moisturiser, exfoliator, mask and possibly serum. Our Clean Tech Exfoliating cleanser, acts as a 2 in 1, helping to cleanse and heal blemishes, as well as gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.
If you are concerned with anti-ageing, our Stem Cellutions Hydro Cleanser helps to repair, hydrate and prevent. This cleanser contains pomegranate extract, which has a positive effect on fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin.
Avoid the sun when possible.
Although many European countries are known for their love of sun-worshipping, Icelandic women have one substantial benefit of living in such a cold climate; they are less-likely to have sun-damage. The sun is one of the biggest damaging components to skin, and sometimes it’s ageing effects will not show up until much later.
Just because the UK rarely sees much sun, it’s still crucial to always wear SPF.
Prioritise skin over makeup.
European women in general, are known to place a huge emphasis on their skin. Whether they are trying natural, plant-based ingredients or indulging in facials and beauty treatments, the skincare industry is one of the largest in the world.
It’s important to try to create the best canvas for your cosmetics. Good skin will look healthy and glow naturally. Read up on our skincare essentials for summer.